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Do I have to use a Visa Application Centre (VAC)?

Immigration New Zealand prefers that all applications are sent to Visa Application Centres (VACs) in countries where these are available.

Immigration New Zealand has partnered with Visa Application Centres to improve the service that we offer. By receiving complete applications already checked and lodged by a VAC, immigration officers are able to avoid administrative delays caused by incomplete and incorrect applications.

Offices outside New Zealand

Fees, decision times and where to apply